16.2.14

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl


On Thursday evening I went to the Plataforma dance show. The reviews on Tripadvisor are pretty bad, as people are claiming that it's outdated and the location is rundown. Someone even wrote that it was 'off West End or Broadway'. 


Personally, I think that the experience had character and a history to it and if it hadn't changed since the 1970s, as some reviewers suggested, then I enjoyed it for that, as it was the closest that I got to the Barry Manilow Copacabana feeling. 


I only felt ripped off when I had to pay 230 Reales when the regular price was in fact 160 Reales. But that's what it is when you book via your five star hotel. (The same was by the way true for the other excursions that I had gone on.)


The costumes were impressive and entertainment was ongoing. The one hour and a half went by very fast. 


To those who are seeking West End and Broadway type shows, I say, you know where to go. 


At the end of the show the MC gave a shout-out to the different countries that were represented in the audience. Of course he failed to mention my small Luxembourg, so I got up walked towards the stage and I did the shout-out myself in front of everybody. I don't think I would have done it if I hadn't drunk three caipirinhas! 


This was my dinner: caipirinha and French fries. 

I finish this post with Barry Manilow's song Copacabana that I was referring to at the beginning. 
"Music and passion were also the fashion at the Copa... don't fall in love."
Plataforma
Rua Adalberto Ferreira 32
Leblon
Rio de Janeiro 
Brazil

38 comments

  1. That must have been an exciting experience! I agree that it is always better when things are authentic and not modernized. Their costumes are amazing! Is already caipirinha your favourite drink? :)

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    1. Yes, when it's properly mixed, then I love it. Will be having it more often from now on!

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  2. The photos look stunning, great capturing of the costumes and the show! Very happy for your bravery, yes that's true alcohol does give you more confidence lol xoxo ES
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  4. Wow!!! Fantastic photos <333

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  5. Oh, it looks so impressive! Love their costumes and from the photos is like I can hear the music!:) Lol for the caipirinhas :) Happy Sunday dear! xo

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  6. Gorgeous pics and costumes! It's definitely a place to visit :)

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  7. Amazing show!!! Beautiful costumes!

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  8. I like the vibrant colors on the costumes!

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  9. wow!! that show looks sooo much fun!! :D

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  10. Looks like so much fun! I love the costumes.
    Beautetude

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  11. ça a l 'air super !!
    c'est supra coloré !! hihi !!
    bisous bisous !!

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  12. I would love to see that. Looks like so much fun.=)

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  13. Looks like a great evening! great pictures!

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  14. I am sure the show amazing!
    Alrady the pictures are breath taking!

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  15. The costumes were done amazingly! I work in wardrobe production, so know a tad about the look of things. Visit me on my blog :)

    I am Marie Liv

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  16. Oh my, you lucky going to Rio the Janeiro! While I'm really not into plays/shows, this looks super impressive! And 3 caipirinha's sounds damn good! I really miss that drink, they don't serve it so much around these parts.

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  17. Looks super fun! Great pics! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. I think I mentioned this in my last comment, but I'll repeat! Your photos are great!
    Looks like you had a fun time at the show! I have to go sometime.

    - Kristine B
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  19. I love the song Copacabana! Looks like a great show despite the reviews..I love all the costumes. That's brave of you to do the shout-out!

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  20. that looks nice ! I hope I'll see a show like that !
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  21. What a fun night. It may seem old but still entertaining. The costumes are so colourful and sexy. Barry manilow's song Copacobana is such a classic!

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  22. That looks like it was a fun time! That's so funny that you shouted out your country to everyone! I love the giant costumes with the wings, how cool!

    Francesca

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  23. It looks an amazing show, such colourful costumes, a must if you're in Brazil.
    Love your new header btw!
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  24. I like their costumes))

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  25. The custome really looks very colourful and errr "dainty" at the same time lol (to say the least)! It is a for sure rip off charging way too much! Just because you are a tourist and booked through a 5 star hotel doesn't mean they can over charge you :(

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  26. I love that you gave Luxembourg a shout out!

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  27. Amazing show ! Customes are wonderful ! :)

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  28. I guess you really had fun! The costumes are magnificent!
    xoxo

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  29. I LOVE you for doing that and representing your country! Sounds like something my friends and I would do after too many tequila sunrises! It looks so fun and colorful, and the costumes look amazing!

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  30. Such an interesting and colorful show. Those dresses are each a piece of art, one is more beautiful than the other!

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  31. wow, the costumes look just wonderful!
    have a great week!

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  32. Glad I could help you with the app! Your new header and footer look great and totally match the content of your blog :)
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  33. Oh wow it's like Notting Hill Carnival on stage, but of course you saw the real McCoy! Caipirinha and fries for dinner while on holiday? Not a bad idea at all. Well done to you, going up front to shout out Luxembourg! Haha!

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  34. I am blown by the costumes and you are so brave to give yourself a "shout out"!
    It is great to go to shows where other judge wrongly and had a blast!

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  35. I really like that song because it gives me happy vibes! Haha It must be so nice to be in Copacabana while listening to this music~ :D

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